Defra offers £74 million pot for Slurry Infrastructure grants to farms
Farm businesses can now apply for the latest round of the Slurry Infrastructure grant scheme, with the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) offering £74 million of funding.
The grants aim to help farmers invest in improved slurry infrastructure to tackle water pollution, improve air quality and make better use of organic nutrients.
Farmers can apply for grants of £25,000 to £250,000 towards different types of slurry stores, slurry store covers and supporting equipment. Defra says improvements have been made to the scheme following feedback from industry after the first round and the total amount available has more than doubled.
An eligibility checker on the GOV.UK website can be used to find out how much grant funding farmers could receive based on their storage needs.
The grant forms a key part of the government’s Plan for Water, which sets out a strategy for investment and regulation to cut water pollution.
For full details, visit Defra’s Farming blog.